Regardless of whether you loved or hated Justice League, we’re all aware of how a fair amount of footage was left on the cutting room floor. Perhaps it was either stuff that was shot by Zack Snyder that Warner Bros. didn’t want to use or, maybe, it just didn’t gel with the final cut; the latter happens all the time in the film industry. Still, there was one omission that remains a hot topic for discussion, that being Superman’s black costume.
For well over a year, many of us who were familiar with the source material expected to see the Last Son of Krypton don some darker threads upon his resurrection, just as he did in the comics. But, in Justice League‘s theatrical cut, the closest we’d gotten to that was him wearing some black slacks.
As debate raged on and conflicting reports of which scenes had been deleted continued to surface, it sounded like this subject had been put to bed when one of the visual effects artists to have worked on the movie stated that it was never there to begin with. But, soon after, the conversation reignited when Fabian Wagner, director of photography, had this to say:
“There were [scenes shot]. It’s a cool looking costume. Sadly, we didn’t see that either in the final cut.”
While that sounded pretty clear-cut, Umberto Gonzalez, scooper extraordinaire, took to Twitter saying that the black suit would’ve been but a simple Easter egg:
If that’s accurate, I’m actually glad that it was cut from Justice League. To be honest, if Superman hadn’t put on a costume that’d been waved in front of our noses, I’d likely have been furious. With it being completely absent for the film though, you may agree with me in saying that it’s easier not to miss it, if that makes sense.